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The surname Cella and its many variations are all rooted in the Old Italian words "cellaio" or "cellario," which mean "butler." Thus the name was derived from the occupation of the first bearers of the name. Alternatively, it is also quite probably that some instances of this surname were derived from place-names such as Cella in Lombardy, Celle, Tuscany, or Cellino, Venice.

Cella Early Origins



The surname Cella was first found in Pistoia, where the Cellesi family originates. The earliest records of bearers of this name date back to a record of the Cella family of Cremona in 1160. In 1200, a member of the Cellesi family of Pistoia was master of the bishops in the city and thus was responsible for appointing new individuals.

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Cella Spelling Variations


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Cella Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Celi, Celli, Cella, Cellotti, Cellini, Cellesi, Cieli, Cielo, Celini, Celžn, Celotti, Celotto, Celozzi, Celoni, Celn, Celona and many more.

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Cella Early History


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Cella Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cella research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1500, and 1670 are included under the topic Early Cella History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cella Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cella Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Baccio Cellini, born in 1447 in Florence, who was famous for his intricate and complicated decorations; Benvenuto Cellini goldsmith, sculptor and engraver born in...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cella Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cella Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Petro Cella, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1878
  • Giovanni Cella, who was naturalized in Colorado in 1886
  • Giovanni Cella, who arrived in Colorado in 1886
  • Agostino Cella, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1896

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cella (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cella (post 1700)



  • Len Cella, American film actor and director
  • Charles J. Cella (b. 1936), American president of Southern Real Estate and Financial Company
  • Giancarlo Cella (b. 1940), Italian professional football coach and a former player

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Cella Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
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    The Cella Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cella Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2014 at 12:02.

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